There is a land where the greatest honor of all is to be accepted into the academy, the place where the greatest leaders of the known world emerge. This academy lies within the capitol, a place which goes by a dozen different names. It is open during all twelve cycles, New Year, Cold's Death, Rebirth Month, Rain's Month, Life's Month, Fadingmonth, Firesmonth, Heliosmonth, Fire's Death, Cold's Start, Erosmonth, and Deathsmonth.
All have their own reasons for going there, many innocent at heart. However, in this academy, the rule is: survival. Betrayal happens often, so one must watch their backs. This is brutal at its purest.
Mijarna is a promising candidate, despite his disabilities. His influence is great in the fact that he has somewhat prophetic powers, emerging slowly after 'the accident'. Ryu is an ambitious soul, an inventor at heart. Kayuki is a known pickpocket, a gift of fire within. Mar was an innocent child kidnapped by a race called by the people simply as 'the SadowRunners'. They were beings of pure evil and darkness with draconic blood withing, but a dying race. They were hunted down to extinction, leaving only Mar left. He hated them for what they had done, for they had made him one of them. His powers have spiked so high that he is unwilling to even raise his hand, out of fear that the action will destroy everything around him. Jack D. Slayerson is an honorable man, one whom is rumored to have saved a village by killing a dragon. Such is just a rumor, but his honor is not. Travis C. Greson is a known fighter, one whose honor is only matched by Jack Slayerson. His powers of darkness have slowly emerged, but they are flaring out of control, influencing his actions.
All have been recently accepted into this academy, their fates intertwined to lead down a long, bloody path where all innocence shall be evaporated as even the purest heart tries to kill their closest 'friend', just to survive. Politics, swordsmanship, magical skills, technological masterminds, and so much more shall come into play as ways to eventually lead to the mythical graduation from the academy, where only one student a year is rumored to survive. Who will live and who will die depends solely on their abilities to judge themselves as well as others.
This is the academy, where those killed are abandoned to their deaths. This is the academy of betrayal. This is the academy of survival. The academy of death. This is the academy of those who shall learn the basics of what the world really is: a planet of lies and deception...